Pumpkin Pie Pockets

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Yeah, I said I don’t like pumpkin.

I said it a few times, actually.

So, now I can’t say I like it because that would make me a flip-flopper…are we still using that term?

Because I have kinda flip-flopped on my pumpkin-loathe.

I haven’t flipped into eating pumpkin pie…but I have flopped into a small-amounts liker.

I’m basically halvsies on pumpkin.

Sometimes it’s great, other times it makes me gag.

Kinda like the way I feel about quinoa or James Franco.

 

So here is a small amount pumpkin recipe  For those of us who would rather suck on a slug than eat a slice of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Pie Pockets..heavy on the crust, light on the pumpkin.

The James Franco of pumpkin desserts.  Everything is best in moderation.

 

The day before I made these I put together my filling.  You could certainly use the pumpkin pie filling that you like best, but since I don’t have one I thought I would experiment a little. I made a pumpkin filling that among some other boring ingredients included cream cheese and butter.  It worked.

You certainly don’t have to make the filling the day before…it was just a time saver for me.

When I was ready to assemble my little pockets I used pre-made pie crust that comes in the rolls.

I rolled it out a bit thinner.  Thin is in, if you haven’t heard…

Then using my pumpkin cookie cutter I cut shapes.

I decided to get a little fancy on some and cut faces 🙂  You don’t have to…especially if you don’t like your food looking at you.  I get it.

Then scoop about a tablespoon amount of your filling into the center of the bottom crust.

Wet the edges of the bottom crust with an egg wash ( a beaten egg and about 1 tbsp water mixed together) and place the top crust on top, pinches the edges closed.

You could brush the top crust with a little egg wash too for extra shine, but I didn’t.  I forgot.  That’s life.

Bake at 350 on a parchment or Sil-Pat lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, until crust browns up.

When they come out of the oven you can sprinkle them with a little cinnamon sugar (2 tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)

Let them cool and then eat.  These are great warm or at room temperature.


Pumpkin Pie Pockets
 
makes 14 pie pockets
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 store bought rolled pie crusts
  • egg wash (1 beaten egg and 1 Tbsp water)
  • Cinnamon sugar (2 Tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)
Instructions
For Filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl beat cream cheese and pumpkin until combined and smooth. Add in your sugar and salt and mix until incorporated. On low add in your butter, half and half vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and egg yolk.
  4. Turn mixer up to medium and mix until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until set.
  6. Let cool before filling your pie pockets.
Assembly:
  1. Flatten your crust on a floured work surface. Roll the crust out a little thinner.
  2. Cut your crust into rounds, approx 3" in diameter.
  3. Place 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie filling in the center of each.
  4. Brush the edges with egg wash and place a top crust over filling and pinch edges.
  5. Bake at 350° on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  6. When done, remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  7. Serve warm or room temperature

 

 

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Now onto a giveaway.

It’s jewelry.  It’s cute.

I was contacted by a company called Lucid New York…Anna Sabino is the designer and she makes all handmade jewelry that is fun a versatile.  Her pieces have been featured in Vogue and Nylon magazines, to name a few.  So when she asked if I would like a necklace and one to giveaway to my readers as well I said absolutely!

Here’s the necklace I chose for us…(except in silver)

Here’s how it looks on…

Fun and dainty!

So, enter to win by leaving me a comment.  That’s all!  Thanks Lucid New York for the fun giveaway!

Contest will remain open until Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 pm.

Giveaway closed.

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Yvette
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October 23, 2011 11:25 pm

These are perfect for an upcoming Halloween party. Thanks!

Courtney
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Courtney
October 23, 2011 11:25 pm

These look amazing can’t wait to try and make them!

The necklace is also adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Kate B.
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Kate B.
October 23, 2011 11:29 pm

Cute necklace. Would love having a key to represent each of my three boys.

Nicola M.
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Nicola M.
October 23, 2011 11:30 pm

I am SO like you with only wanting a little pumpkin. I always stomach an entire slice for family events, but I’ve found that just makes them offer me more! *Gag~!*

Danielle
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October 23, 2011 11:31 pm

Mmmm…how cute are yummy are those pumpkin pie pockets?
Necklace is so pretty.

Katrina @ In Katrina
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October 23, 2011 11:32 pm

I am halvsies on pumpkin too. I like pumpkin bread but will almost always choose something else over pumpkin pie. Shhhh! Don’t tell! 😉 The necklace is adorbs.

KellyR
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KellyR
October 23, 2011 11:32 pm

My husband and daughter are both pumpkin loathers. Maybe this would be somewhat acceptable…

gamgam
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gamgam
October 23, 2011 11:32 pm

Yum! I know what I’ll be baking today. Maybe I have a bit of whipped cream left in the fridge for dipping! 🙂

Beth
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Beth
October 23, 2011 11:35 pm

Looks yummy and I love the giveaway!

Jeanna
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Jeanna
October 23, 2011 11:36 pm

Yum! Unlike you, I like just about anything pumpkin!

Cheryl S
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Cheryl S
October 23, 2011 11:40 pm

Love those cute cookies and pumpkin pie is also a fav! The little necklace is very sweet ~ one key for each member of my family! 🙂

Deniece Huffman
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October 23, 2011 11:41 pm

love the necklace, so cute!

I can’t believe you don’t like pumpkin pie! that’s about the only kind of pie I like, but your mini ones look pretty tasty too, think I’ll have to try them

ilona t
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October 23, 2011 11:41 pm

love the pies & the necklace!

Nora Lee
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Nora Lee
October 23, 2011 11:41 pm

Cute looking pockets and necklace!

Lizzy Ashcraft
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Lizzy Ashcraft
October 23, 2011 11:41 pm

Yum!! Even my husband said these look yummy and he hates pumpkin pie.

Jenna
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October 23, 2011 11:43 pm

Oh my lord… talk about the perfect pumpkin treat. I love pumpkin pie, but at times, it can be a little bit too much pumpkin in one bite. This is the perfect balance, and adorable too!

Raelena
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Raelena
October 23, 2011 11:43 pm

Cute necklace!

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
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October 23, 2011 11:47 pm

What cutie little pumpkins! Those are awesome 🙂

Amy
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October 23, 2011 11:48 pm

Pumpkin is one of my favorite things about fall! I roasted about four or five of them just a couple of weeks ago… now I have 14 cups of puree living happily in my freezer for pies and breads and things. Mmmmmm.

Rachel J
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Rachel J
October 23, 2011 11:48 pm

The perfect halloween treat! I’m always a little weary sending my husband to work with my leftover baked good thats are “cute” but I’m sure the office will enjoy these as much as I will! I love pumpkin everything.

Maureen
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Maureen
October 23, 2011 11:51 pm

So cute!

Coreen
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Coreen
October 23, 2011 11:51 pm

I feel the same way about pumpkin! I’ll have to give these pumpkin pie pockets a try:).

Love the necklace!

Heather D.
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Heather D.
October 23, 2011 11:51 pm

Love the necklace! Glad you picked the silver!!

Can’t wait to try the recipe!

Linda Rogers
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October 23, 2011 11:52 pm

I would love to win this necklace!! I would wear it proudly! I am sharing your Pumpkin Pie Pocket recipe on Serious Food for the Soul. What a cute recipe! Thank you!!!

Courtney F.
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Courtney F.
October 23, 2011 11:54 pm

I love all things pie, but pumpkin is one of my favorites. I wonder if you could do this same concept for Bakerella’s Pie Pops…though I imagine it would be tough to do such small jack-o-lantern faces.

Allison
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October 23, 2011 11:56 pm

I love the necklace. It is so pretty! The treats look yummy!!!!

Lisa
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October 24, 2011 12:00 am

Those cookies look amazing! Perfect for next week’s halloween potluck at church!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
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October 24, 2011 12:03 am

That necklace i so pretty! The pie pockets are so cute but I especially love that pumpkin filling.

Sheila
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Sheila
October 24, 2011 12:04 am

Super cute-I happen to LOVE pumpkin and definitely want to try these! -Sheila

Katrina
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October 24, 2011 12:06 am

I’m with you on the James Franco thing. Definitely great in moderation. I love pumpkin though, so these are great for me anyway! I don’t mind a little or a lot 🙂

ariana
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October 24, 2011 12:06 am

love the necklace! gotta think of something those keys can ‘unlock’ I would love to win it!

Tara
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Tara
October 24, 2011 12:07 am

I feel the same way about Pumpkin… it’s a love/hate relationship. Cute necklace!

Kate
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Kate
October 24, 2011 12:08 am

I can’t wait to make these for my students and coworkers.

Jade
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Jade
October 24, 2011 12:08 am

I am totally in love with your pumpkin pies!

Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
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October 24, 2011 12:11 am

I love pumpkin and actually usually eat my pumpkin pie without any crust at all! But I think I could make an exception for these cuties!

Alishia Land
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Alishia Land
October 24, 2011 12:12 am

Suck on a slug, really? Lol…My son would love that expression

Kerryne
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October 24, 2011 12:13 am

Yum, those look delicious and I love the necklace 🙂

April A.
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April A.
October 24, 2011 12:13 am

This is a really cute necklace! And the recipe looks great too!

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar
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October 24, 2011 12:14 am

Oh, a contest! IT’s been a while since I’ve seen one of those 🙂 PUMPKIN PIE~ I like the filling, not the crust .. like a kid who takes the crust off of the sandwich… proverbially speaking ( I Like sandwich crusts).

Brynne
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Brynne
October 24, 2011 12:16 am

Will be making these pumpkins for my kids and granddaughter when they come to visit next week. Thanks so much.

Love the cute necklace.

Andrea
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Andrea
October 24, 2011 12:16 am

I love pumpkin and just bought one to try making pie from scratch.

The necklace is fabulous!

Claire
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Claire
October 24, 2011 12:24 am

Can’t say I’m with you on the pumpkin love/hate thing…I love it all the way, in any way, shape, or form! Made some pumpkin pie pop tarts last week, got some pumpkin curry simmering on the stove right now…you get the idea. Thanks for these cute little pie pockets, they’re adorable!

Kaity
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October 24, 2011 12:30 am

these looks so tasty! I can’t wait to try making them myself.
and this necklace is adorable! I love keys in jewelry.

Mellisa W
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Mellisa W
October 24, 2011 12:30 am

That is a tasty looking recipe and a great giveaway. Thanks!

Beth
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October 24, 2011 12:32 am

what a beautiful necklace. i luv the pumpkins … so sweet & yummy i bet. i need to try them very soon. (:

martina fegan
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October 24, 2011 12:33 am

The pumpkin pockets look delicious and the necklace is divine!

sweetsugarbelle
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October 24, 2011 12:34 am

I love love love these! You always take things to the next level….

Treya
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Treya
October 24, 2011 12:35 am

These looks amazing! I’m going to make them for the dessert table at the kids’ school halloween fair 🙂

And what a CUTE giveaway!

Erin D.
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Erin D.
October 24, 2011 12:35 am

Now I know what I’m making for the office Halloween party…these are so cute!

Love the necklace. 🙂

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